Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.
Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.
We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.
This is an exciting new role as part of a pilot project to act as deployable technical support to offices across the federation. This support will include;
The majority of your time will be spent providing technical support to offices across the federation. Support missions are largely short-term in nature and wherever possible will be carried out virtually. Nurturing fruitful relationships with internal and external stakeholders and clients, understanding and responding to their needs, developing their capacity through applying effective approaches and proactively asking for feedback to improve services and ways of working will be critical.
When not deployed (virtually or in person) to support missions you will support programme development and influence work at the global level of the organisation as part of the global technical network leadership team.
You will have proven experience devising strategies and approaches to address adolescent pregnancies in different contexts, including taking a multisectoral approach with a deep understanding related to adolescent capacity and consent, and ability to apply a rights-based approach for programme and influence activities.
Prior expertise applying evidence-based approaches to transform negative gender and social norms related to sexuality and harmful practices and knowledge of a range of evidence-based strategies, approaches and tools to provide children, young people and their families with comprehensive sexuality education, in both formal- and non-formal settings will be crucial.
With proven strategies to strengthen quality, gender-responsive healthcare for adolescents and young people, with particular emphasis on prevention of unintended pregnancy, you will have the ability to analyse laws, policies and budgets relevant for young people’s SRHR and to integrate influencing strategies into programmes.
Utilising evidence-based approaches and tools to identify and support particularly vulnerable adolescents and youth, and to strengthen their access and utilisation of SRHR information, education and services is key.
Please follow this link for a full role and competency profile.
Location: There are a number of locations where this role may be based. These may include countries in the Asia region or Americas where Plan International currently has a legal presence, any country in Mano River Cluster; (Senegal, Guinea, Guinea Bissau) or Mozambique, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan or Uganda. Applicants must have the pre-existing right to work in the base location.
Type of role: 12 month fixed term contract on local terms and conditions
Reports to: Global Lead for SRHR
Closing Date: Friday 17th July
Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.
As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.
Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.
Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.
We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.
Founded in 1937, Plan International is a development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners.
We strive for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.
We engage people and partners to:
OUR STRATEGY AND AMBITION
To fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals, our 5-year Global Strategy is designed to deliver significant change for girls and boys, putting a special emphasis on gender equality.
We see clear links between fulfilling children’s rights, achieving gender equality and ending child poverty. Every girl and boy has the right to be healthy, educated, protected, valued and respected in their own community and beyond.
We support these rights from when children are born to when they reach adulthood. We work to ensure that girls and boys know their rights, and have the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil them. This approach inspires and empowers children and communities to create long-lasting change.
Girls have the power to change the world. Our ambition is to work beside them and together we take action so 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.
Our global advocacy work not only focuses on international policy but also ensures national governments can meaningfully implement and uphold laws that advance children’s rights and gender equality at community level.
TOGETHER, WE ARE TRANSFORMING LIVES.